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Old 03-03-2003, 01:05 AM   #1
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RPM Install has quit working on RH8

I just tried to install something on RH8, and the installer for RPM's isn't working, any ideas?

Any help will be so appreciated *S*

Old 03-03-2003, 06:20 AM   #2
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i think it is so simple just use following command

rpm -ihv <file name>
Old 03-03-2003, 09:46 AM   #3
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Did you try to use the GUI installer or did you try to install from a command prompt? Sometimes if an rpm install gets killed before completing you can get whats known as lock files in your rpm database. This will cause rpm to not work correctly. To solve the problem you can delete the existing rpm database and then rebuild it. To do that you would do:

rpm -v /var/lib/rpm/__db*
rpm --rebuilddb
Old 03-03-2003, 10:52 AM   #4
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if you need a list of RPM commands try here
Old 03-03-2003, 10:21 PM   #5
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It sounds like what you're experencing is an RPM bug that has been around for a while. If it locks up, and won't continue, start a new instance, or quit, then you're seeing this bug.

The first instance of this bug:

To fix this problem, read through this page, and try the unoffical version.

Hope that helps!



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